Anglo-Saxon Period 449-1066 AD. History:. Prehistory -Great Britain was home to the Celts. Julius Caesar landed in Britain in 55 BC to claim more territory for Rome. Did not successfully conquer the area at that time, so he returned home.
Prehistory-Great Britain was home to the Celts. Julius Caesar landed in Britain in 55 BC to claim more territory for Rome. Did not successfully conquer the area at that time, so he returned home.
Emperor Claudius sent Roman troops back to Great Britain in 43 AD. Did successfully conquer the area to be added to the Roman Empire.
Prehistoric Celts were an enigma-wore animal skins, conducted sacrifices, and warred in the nude painted in blue dye called WOAD…BUT…..very creative, artistic, etc.
75 BC-Belgae invaded and brought agricultural tools, seeds, methods, etc.
Celtic Tribes of Roman Britain
Approximate location of Celtic Tribes living throughout Britain when Romans arrived in 55 BC
Romans called home in 5th century b/c of continued attacks to the territory-needed for defense
(Bad news for the remaining inhabitants of G.B.!)
Britain’s inhabitants were greatly influenced by Viking and tribal invaders, greatly eradicating any Roman influence
Barbarians lived in a tribal community structure:
the epic hero-
Geats-lived in south Sweden
Danes-People from Denmark
(Hrothgar is the King of
Denmark, and his people
are the Danes)
Criteria for an epic poem: